The North American Division Office of Education and the anywhere Union examined all of the available standardized tests from commercial publishers and chose the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS), the Iowa Tests of Educational Development (ITED), and the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAt) from Riverside Publishing as the best match for assessing Adventists curriculum. By using these products together educators will create a comprehensive picture of each students, by measuring both their academic achievement and ability.
The CogAT is a measure of a student’s potential to succeed in school-related tasks. It is not a tool for measuring a student’s intelligence or IQ. It measures the reasoning skills a student has developed during his or her educational career, even though these skills may not have been explicitly taught.
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The ITBS(elementary and middle school) and the ITED (high school) are a set of co-normed achievement tests that measure the actual knowledge and skills students have acquired. Based on over 70 years of research, The Iowa Tests provide an in-depth assessment of students’ achievement in important educational objectives.